Tuesday, July 24, 2007

TAST Buttonhole Wheel Stitch

After spending most of the day surfing the net, I felt quite inspired to get straight into this week's TAST. Here is my sample for your consideration. I stitched in a Steff Francis overdyed medium silk thread over some little white clay flat "beads" from an old op-shop necklace. The "flowers" are cut from sequin waste and they are couched down in perle thread with a DMC metallic 3 wrap French Knot in the centre and scattered about. Would make quite a nice little postcard, in fact I might even send it down to the EG for the Postcard Challenge we are collating for the October Festival of Embroidery and Exhibition. Will see how it looks when finished.


Penny said...

this is gorgeous, what a great way to use sequin waste, I have some and never quite know what to do with it.

neki desu said...

it is so pretty! clever use of sequin waste!

neki desu

sharonb said...

Love the threads you have used - and of course the sequin waste!

Margaret said...

I love the silk and clay beads. The whole composition is very nice. You are so lucky to be able to be inspired like that.
Margaret (who has wilted with the excessively high VA humidity today)